Stones, Minerals, Crystals

Metal Magick

Metal Magick

Adapted from various sources, sources unknown.

ALUMINUM *Projective/Mercury/Air/Male
Aluminum is the most abundant metallic element on the earth and the moon. 8% of the earth’s crust is composed of aluminum in some form. Almost all rocks contain aluminosilicate minerals. The human body also contains traces of aluminum.
Powers of Aluminum: A conductor of electricity.

Magick Uses: A Modern metal with no Magick history. Aluminum foil can be used to fashion shapes for image Magick.

BOJI STONES *Projective/Mars/Fire/*Akasha
Powers of Boji Stones: Protection/Healing/Psychic Power.

Magickal Uses: Use for grounding and healing by holding the stone in your hand while visualizing. Use these stones to protect and strengthen your psychic defenses.
Balance: Wear to balance energies within the body

BRASS*Projective/Sun/Fire/Male
Powers Of Brass: Healing/ Money/Protection
Associated Deities: Sun deities

Magick Uses: Brass can be used as a substitute for gold for money attracting Magick rituals and spells. A simple money attracting *talisman that can easily be made is to inscribe a pentagram on a small piece of brass and carry it with you at all times. Brass is used for sun Magick and fire Magick rituals and spells. Sun Magick spells used to attract wealth and money should be performed at sunrise. Because brass has protective attributes it is used for defensive Magick to protect and send back negativity to the sender. Brass jewelry is worn for this purpose during such rituals.

COPPER (Cu/cuprum) *Receptive/Venus/Water/Female
The human body contains traces of copper.
Powers Of Copper: Conductor of electricity/Healing/Love/Luck/Protection
Associated Deities: Ishtar, Aphrodite and Astarte, and other Goddesses associated with Venus.

Magick Uses: Copper is used to make wands to direct energy during ritual. It is also worn during ritual to increase the direction of energy towards the desired goal. Pure copper is also worn for healing and to prevent sickness. It is said that copper should be worn on the opposite side of your dominate hand. For example, if you are right handed then wear copper on your left side. Because it is associated with the planet Venus it is also worn to attract love. It is highly effective for attracting love when copper is combined with emeralds. Balance: Copper has the ability to balance the polarities of the body, this is why copper is used to heal and prevent sickness. Copper balances the flow of energies in the body, both receptive and projective. When a person feels ill, it is believed that the energies in the body are not in balance or are blocked and copper is worn to balance these energies and stimulate the natural healing of the body.
WARNING: In the book, Metalen En Hun Effecten, Roos Leffebure(Dutch), Copper has a physical effect as well as an emotional effect. If worn for too long the physical effect can result in bluish of the skin with a smell, headaches and an unstable heart rhythm. The emotional effect is like silver, it produces emotional instability if worn for too long. (Contributed by Jef Bracke )

ELECTRUM (A mixture of metals)*Projective/Sun/Fire/Male
Powers Of Electrum: To find a natural mixture of metals is rare. Today electrum is custom made for specific ritual purposes. For example, uniting the receptive and projective qualities such as when gold and silver are mixed together or symbolically uniting the God and Goddess.

GOLD (Au/aurum) *Projective/Sun/Fire/Male
Powers Of Gold: Power/Success/Wealth/Strength/Protection/Male Dysfunction
Associated Deities: Sun Gods

Magick Uses: Use for fire Magick, sun Magick, spells and rituals for money and to increase power, self-confidence and courage. Gold and a white candle are used for protection spells. Wearing gold jewelry or a *talisman, to attract success, wealth, and to Invoke the Sun God. Gold worn during a ritual enhances the ability to gather up and send out power. A substitute for gold to use in money attracting spells is Pyrite (also known as Fool’s Gold)

IRON (Fe/ferrum)*Projective/Mars/Fire/Male
The human body contains traces of iron.
Powers of Iron: Protection/Healing/Strength
Associated Deities: Selene

Magick Uses: Pure form is found only in Meteorites. Used for defensive Magick to deflect negativity. Iron stops the flow of psychic energy and is used for healing the self when one feels emotional wrought or is under psychic attack, in this way it deflects negative energy. Iron inscribed with symbolic Mars is worn for protective and defensive Magick. Also you can take iron nails and insert them in white or blue candles for protection and defensive Magick. A talisman of iron is said to increase physical strength. Envisioning a large Iron Gate of old during a protection spells helps to mentally keep negative away.

LEAD (Pb/plumbum)*Receptive/Saturn/Earth/Female
Powers of Lead: Protection

Magick Uses: To be used for defensive and protective Magick to deflect negative energies.
WARNING: Lead is poisonous when absorbed by the body.

LODESTONE (Magnetite/natural magnet/natural iron oxide)
*Receptive/Venus/Water/Female Was used by sailors and mariners to find the magnetic North.
Powers of Lodestone: to attract love, money, friendship, and power/Protection/Fidelity

Magickal Uses: Lodestone has a natural magnetic quality and the larger the stone the greater its magnetic powers. It is used for attraction. It can worn during ritual, or placed on an alter to increase a spell’s powers. Lodestone can also be used for healing by placing the stone on the hurt part of the body. After the spell or ritual is performed and the stone has absorbed the negative energies, the stone should be cleaned. It can also be placed in the receptive hand while performing spells or for emotional healing.

MERCURY (Hg/hydrargyrum)*Duel Energies/Water, Earth, Air/Male/Female
WARNING: Mercury is poisonous! It is dangerous to touch breath and accidentally ingest. Use other metals that are safer.

SILVER (Ag/argentum)*Receptive/moon/water/Female
Power of Silver: Intuition/Emotions/Psychic
Mind/Dreams/Love/Protection/Invocation of the Goddess
Associated Deities: Moon Goddesses

Magick Uses: Use for water Magick, scrying, divination, dreams, rituals invoking the Goddess and love and healing spells. Silver reflects negativity away. Silver influences the psychic mind increasing your chances for psychic dreams and enhancing intuition. Silver can be used for scrying. Take a piece of silver with you outside on a full moon and allow the silver to catch the reflection of the moon. Silver is also associated with the stones, Lapis Lazuli, Jade, Pearl and Emerald. When one of these stones are used together with silver as in a piece of jewelry it is used to attract love. Wear silver to sleep with a stone such as moonstone to enhance psychic dreams.
Balance: If wearing too much silver overwhelms you and makes you emotionally overwhelmed, try wearing gold with it to balance out.

STEEL*Projective/Mars/Fire/Male

Magick Uses: A modern metal without history of Magick use. Since it is a projective metal it is used today for defensive Magick to deflect negative energies away. Steel knives are used either through visualization or physically held while visualizing negative impulses and all negative energies away from yourself. Afterwards take the knife and place it under your mattress to symbolically serve as protection and to block negative energies from disturbing your thoughts at night. A steel knife used in this manner is for symbolism and visualization.
Important to Note if one works with the Dead: Steel is considered to be threatening the the Dead and they will not pass where Steel sits, when working and invoking the Dead to aid in workings, you must invoke them with a Bronze Sword.
Use caution when handling a knife.

TIN (Sn/stannum)*Projective/Jupiter/Air/Male
The main component for Pewter.
Powers Of Tin: Money/ Luck

Magick Uses: Made into money attracting *talismans

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Strega, who are we?

Strega, who are we?

By, Rev. Ariana

revised 26 May 2016

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I have had many people ask me to speak of Strega and our teachings, what we practice, how we practice, and so on, with permission I am allowed to share limited information as to my teachings and to the heart of Strega.

Strega roots date back to from the time of Sumer, Egypt, and Indus Valley from where the heart of Paganism started the honour and worship of the Ancient Mighty Ones, from the teachings from the ancient lands the people in an effort to preserve not only their magic but their culture had to travel throughout the lands and find home.  Strega’s roots are based initially in Italy the main land the Southern Italy and Sicily, with lines in Sardinia and Malta.  Within the line of Strega in which I am taught and practice it comes from Sicily, with that comes an Oath of Silence [Omerta], a Vow in which must never be broken to hold certain teachings secret and to never reveal, yes, to many this may seem extreme, yet to the unlearned or the ignorant the knowledge in which we hold sacred and silent would not be understood and could do more harm than good to someone who does not understand the heart of Strega.  Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini making a deal with Hitler forced many of the Strega to flew their homeland for other countries during WWII, many of which fled to the Domincian Republic, Puerto Rico, the outlying countries and many more hide in plain sight where many are still today.

Sicilian Strega has a mixture of various cultures and magical systems due to the migration through trade and religion that entrées into the country.  Some of the other cultures in which migrated into Sicily were the Phoenicians, Germans, Muslims and Greeks to name a few, from that our branch of magic has a blend of Ceremonial, Arabic, Jewish Mysticism, Germanic and Egyptians then building their own Temples, Religious Masques, basing their locations atop of sacred sites or old temple sites.

Strega is hereditary blood line, which few if any outsiders are allowed in, and then it takes years to learn the Mysteries, if one is fully accepted it is then typically for an Adoption Ceremony to be performed by the adopting Mother of the line or family.  Like I said this is rear, but some are allowed and later accepted.

Magically, Strega is based on folk magic, working with the Saints, Arch Angels, Angels, Spirits, Shape shifting, Shamanism, and working with and serving the Gods.  The heart of Strega is ones’ heart the heart of one’s’ soul reveals all from within.  We follow a philosophy in which goes back to the a maxim that is to be found on the Pillars to the entrance of Delphi “Know Thyself, Nothing in Excess”.  Later through Giordano Bruno and Dr. Leo Louis Martello’s works to be a person who lived, to live by one’s own standards to not allow others control or tell you what, who, how to live, breathe, practice or believe, Dr. Leo Louis Martello calls it PsychoSelfism, simply put you do NOT accept the guilt, problems of another and that you place value for value on all your works as well as of those who are in your life.

The Strega are known for being Warriors of Justice and defending the weak, the innocent and those who have been wronged, spoken against with falsities, and we are humanitarians.  We encourage working with the community, aiding the poor and more.  We believe that one has the right to say what is right for them and what is not, to stand up for the rights of humanity and say what must be said without fear.  We are healers, protectors, warriors, watchers, psychopompos, and more.  Do we believe in white or black magic, no, we believe in magic and depending what one does warrants the magic we do, if you give others willingly, do work to aid someone who is need of healing, protection and giving them encouragement during down times you will always be blessed with prosperity, health and happiness, however, you do harm against another willingly, murder, rape, incest, harm a creature by cruelty or commit any act of evil, be it by word or deed, then that warrants well Justice.  A reminder to all if you are not justified and the other party has not done anything in which warrants then to do magic against them just because it will back fire on the sender and they will reap all they have sown.

Yes, we follow the Rede in that we do not seek to harm another we love under the law and do not force another’s hand against their free will.  However, we do not take the Rede literally, what I mean by that is through the years and this is not only my observation many who come to the Craft of the Wise, Wiccan, Paganism from Christianity, do so with the understanding that the Rede is to be taken word for word, [now this is not to say all Wiccan’s follow it literally].  This is not so, it is to be taken as a way to walk and do your magic, however, when one harms you, you are NOT to turn your check to the injustice, you are justified to do what must be done to bring full justice upon the person who harmed you, be it by whatever the Gods deem fitting for the judgement.  You are allowed to seek full punishment.  In Dr. Leo Louis Martello’s book ~How to Prevent Psychic Blackmail~ he states the following, when one insults you, you do not turn the check for them to do it again, what you are to is this, okay you hurt me I forgive you, now I have forgotten you as well, goodbye.

Strega is path that not many can follow it is stricter than most it adheres to keeping secrets and making unbreakable oaths, seeking permissions for certain things and more.  It is a path that accepts all Religions and works with them all in an effort to bring full balance, for as Ghandi states until everyone can accept each other for which they are for until then there shall never be balance.  This is what the Ancients seek acceptance.

The foundation of the home is the heart of a Strega, children are to be cherished as a gift for the gift they are, love to be nurtured and protected.  The Heart of the Strega is the Strega.

 

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Planets and our Fate

I have been seeing a lot of this in clients charts at birth, many wonder why they have so many afflictions throughout life. The eighth house is the house where many issues arise and it said that when you have a good planet in this house you will receive damage from good men, but if those same planets are well they will bring good things into your life.

Many do not believe that the planets, the fixed stars, the motion in which they travel or for that matter the heavens have any say in our lives. Yes, the planets are there, their nature, effects , energies and more have existed from billions of years and it is the technique in which was used by the Sumerians, and all those cultures prior to modern inventions. The Sumerians were the first inventors of all knowledge we have today, they were the first to define how the stars related to below the heavens events. When it is a good time for building they used the planets, for the planting of the crops they used the planets, for marriages they used the planets, for reading the signs of war they used the planets, for harvesting they used the planets.

We are all created from the same force in this great big universe, we have different personalities, likes, dislikes, beliefs, interests and more, this is what defines us. Yet, we are all born of a certain path of fate and in all these things it is those planets that rule us when we are born that predicts all of these things within us. Yes, we are taught but in the of our fate, we are our Destiny.

Need answers to why things are happening, Ariana is available for private consultations for Traditional Astrology as well as Tarot or Psychic Readings. Ariana gives her clients one on one attention and works with them to give them the answers they seek from the other side. If you are uncertain as to why certain things are happening in your life and would like to find some answers, enlightenment and understanding, contact Ariana today.

She also includes in her consultations magical workings to aid her clients when they leave and can take home with them to help in cleansing their personal space and more.

Contact Ariana today, she is available for phone and in person consultations just contact her today at 561-336-5617 to book your appointment with her today. She is taking appointments for 30 minute and 1 hour sittings.

Many Blessings in the Dark and Light
Ariana

 

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Astro Weather for Week of 16-21st of August

Mercury Talisman; Agrippa

Mercury Talisman; Agrippa

We finally have some good planet positions for the casting of astrological magic and astrological talismans.  While we do still have those planets that are in term (which is bringing on the heavier more aggressive natures as is clear in what is going on around the globe today, we have a small window to do some magic workings with the celestial, mercury and mars to shift some of those energies around for the better.

Sun is in his own Sign and in Trip this is a good placement for talisman of the sun as long as the moon is not opposing and there are not any afflictions with other planets that are conjunct.

Mercury is in EXALTATION, he is in his sign and in triplicity and this is an excellent time to create or re-consecrate your mercurial talismans to bring those energies and that of the nature of Mercury for success in business into your life.

Mars is in his own sign and in trip another good placement for a talisman.

Within the fixed stars we have Regulas w/Mercury and this brings honourable things, popularity, generosity but those who are the givers will take it for granted, by those who you give it too and fame and gain through high position.

Alphecca is with Mars and this brings an Active Mind and it is a better time for writing then in speaking what you wish to say, so wait a week to say what must be said to ensure you do not come across misunderstood.

Sirius with Mars this is a courageous and generous and a great time to begin work in connection with the metals.

 

This is a powerful time take advantage of the placements and what you have been seeking in your life it is time to move the plans forward and manifest it into your life.

 

Many Blessings in the Light and Dark

Rev. HPs Ariana Afsanay de Ly

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Workshop: The Basics to Astrological Magic & Talismans

Workshop:  The Basics to Astrological Magic & Talismans 


Date: 2014/06/28
Time: 18:00 – 19:30 EST, 15:00 – 16:30 PST.

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Presented by: Ariana Clausen – Velez

In this workshop we will be covering the basics of Astrological magic with a focus on discussing what is astrology, the ancient zodiac signs from Mesopotamia. We will also be looking at the star charts of Babylonian as they are used even today when focusing on working with their influences in Mediaeval magic and talismans and how according to the Babylonian the signs were in the wheel prior to today’s wheel layout.

We will also be discussing the zodiac signs, colours and numbers associated along with the virtues, spirits and intelligence/s that rule them when working directly with a specific planet and seal.

Finally we will be looking at how we calculate the magic we cast by looking at the Witches Timepiece and planetary hours (lower magic) and the days of the week and the best hours to cast magic.

It is very important to have a basic knowledge and understanding of the celestial system prior to casting any magic, magic is from those realms of the invisible and when we do our work we call on the spirits, intelligences, the Gods and Goddesses which are directly above us in the planets that move throughout the heavens. When we do our work we are invoking the very nature of the Universe at the Mental level and if you do not know what you are doing, I think that say it all.

Location: Google Hangouts so you must have a Google acct to attend.

The Workshop will cost 65.00 per person and each person will receive a file of the topic to follow along, however, this will only be provided after you register and you shall receive your file the day of the workshop.

Payment options shall be posted on my website at http://afsanaydely.com/, I do have the Square and will be having an online payment option for this amazing workshop.

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Last year I presented this workshop at Magika in Salem, MA on the Pickering Wharf the stores owner and operator is Rev, HPs Lori Bruno as well as my teacher and Spiritual Mother, we had a fantastic turn out for that event.

Don’t miss out, let’s hear what some of the attendees from last year have to say about the workshop!!!

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Astro Weather of the Week 13 October-19th October

Astro Weather of the Week 13 October-19th October

Mars is in Term and moving into exaltation—Good for talismans
Jupiter is in exaltation–Great for Talismans for Prosperity, Success and Fortune
Venus is in Term—Good for Talismans

In the Fixed Stars

Spica w/Sun shows persons of eminent dignity and favourable for public and legal affairs. As at the time of this weather forecast it was culminating it shows preferment in the Church and Religious affairs as well as State affairs.

Antares w/Venus inclines persons that of insincere and dishonest in nature, out for themselves and their own and dishonest actions selfish but with an energy to move swiftly as to slight of the hand and unfavourable.

Regulas w/Mars there will be an increase in higher military command, strong character and will, will stand out and prominence in the public with rise.

Castor w/Jupiter, there will be an increase in the study of the Occult more topics, discussions, people wanting to understand it more, an increase in the media as well as philosophical discussions. There will be loss by that of the law from dishonest actions.

Alphecca w/Saturn, a focus on studies more occult, a serious student, economy will have problems, there is a strong character that emerges and of a good and controlled within the passions, there are disappointments in love and marriage is above one’s station.

In the Astro-Meteorlogy

Alphecca w/Saturn: Moist and cloudy, sometimes snow and rain.

Castor w/Jupiter: High winds

Regulas w/Mars: Great heat and high winds and extremely sultry weather.

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Book Review: The Path of the Shaman, by Anna Franklin

Path of the Shaman (Eight Paths of Magic)

The Path of the Shaman is a book two by Anna Franklin that focuses on the eight paths of a witch/.Witch. It is journey in which few experience and when they do it is one of great calcination and dissolution of ones entire self, and one as Anna herself describes as not wishing it upon her worst enemy.  When she speaks of this process it is called a shamanic crisis one in which is a very personal experience and each one who undergoes this transformation does so individually, it is not without experiencing pain to the level of losing all control over your own self, physically.  It takes you to the realms in which if you are not strong enough, you will never return.

As quoted directly from Chapter 2; ”Though anyone can offer themselves to the spirits, there is no guarantee that the spirits will accept.  The candidate is always subject to trial and testing before the initiation in the Otherworld can take place, encapsulating a very real dissolution, death and rebirth in the core of his being, a process entirely out of the shaman’s control and often sudden and violent in its onset.”  ”The initiation consists in an ecstatic experience, during which the candidate undergoes certain operations performed by mythical Beings, and undertakes ascents to Heaven and descents to the Underworld or subterranean World.”  In the same chapter as spoken of from above, Anna along with two others go into great detail their surgery’s by the mythical Beings in which brought them to their path as Shaman.  Anna and the others share extremely personal experiences and sufferings in which they endured along their path.  In understanding this, then it is easy to see that one of the first known Shamans from the western world would have been Jesus himself.  He was born to this world by a woman and that of the seed of an Upperworld mythical being and then was hung on the cross to die at the age of 33, then buried and he descended to the Underworld and then returned to the Middle World and finally ascending to the Upperworld.

There is mention of the the Shamans Cosmos world the three levels in which exists and that only a Shaman may see and know personally.  The Middle Earth, where we live, the Underworld and the Upperworld, the Underworld were all must go when we die and are prepared for such hidden knowledge, the Upperworld the world of the Angels and the spirits that aid us and protect us as we travel the path of our lives.  She goes into great detail of the World Tree and the Tree of Life with references to all other cultures and their views, which are all very similar from culture to culture.  Also, in this chapter she mentions that of the Black  Stone, the Meteoric Stone, the meteoric stone which is also called the black stone is not common in knowledge.  It is the stone in which is housed at Mecca and part of a yearly pilgrimage in which the Muslims are required to make, they go there for prayers and the asking of healing from the Great Mother.  This stone is from the Upperworld and it represents on this earth the Mother of all creation.  It is the one that holds all within.  There is more on the cosmos, the pole star and more.

There is mention and in great detail of how one travels the cosmos, by the spirit to do the work of healing and learning of old knowledge which is through the astral planes and the different levels of ones consciousness we experience as we go into trance, or in dream states.  What we must do to prepare ourselves physically, mentally and spiritually prior to being able to entrée this state as well as different gateways that are available and how to return and protect oneself while out of the physical form.  Many points she discusses throughout the entire book draws anyone back to the knowledge of the Emerald Tablet as well as the work’s of Dion Fortune.  Which is not common in today’s modern Wicca studies or among the New Age teachings?

Continuing we get to where she speaks of the various spirit worlds one will encounter and the view of other cultures, as I am a Strega I will make reference to her point on the Italian culture.  ”The Italian carnival society Cavallino assembled under the banner of Erodiade (ero dia de), a name for the Queen of Faeries, possibly synonymous with the witch goddess Herodias.  The society grew with prominence in the Middle Ages, appearing in processions, pantomimes and healing sessions, but many have had a very ancient, Pagan origin.  It was exclusively male, its members dressed in women’s clothing and wore make up.  They always gathered in odd numbers, such as seven, or nine or eleven.  The Catholic Church persecuted them as Pagans who worshipped the Goddess Diana.

Anna goes into great deal of the types of spirits and their powers they bestow onto human-folk they may take a liken to as well as power animals and how they come to us in our times of specific need to guide us to understand and to gain understanding in our journeys we are to encounter.  There is great focus on the types of plant allies a Shaman works with and a shaman’s view that we are kin to all things and that all things have a spirit that resides within them.  Yes, there are those herbs in which are used to obtain a level of trance and they assist us to achieve a level in our meditation and allowing us to journey to the Otherworld, though it is not without a cautionary note.  She cautions us on the plant spirits, ”However, any relationship with a power plant is precarious, and its spirit must be approached with respect.  To use a power plant for recreational purpose is an abuse of its energies and will lead to the subjugation of the magicians will by the plant spirit.  Meaning the magician has no control over the plant spirit or his or herself, the plant spirit has full control.  This means a loss of your Personal Power.  In reading this caution it reminds me of something Dr. Leo Louis Martello wrote in his words of wisdom regarding the Craft.  He states the following:  “In the Craft, there is no hard dogma. Hard drugs are forbidden. Mindless morons can’t be a compliment to our Mother Goddess.  Power is something personal, not to be used over others, which is contrary to Craft ethics. Those who think the Old Religion will make them masters over others are slaves to their own self delusions.

Anna finishes by speaking about what Personal Power is Not and the practices of a Shaman.  She speaks of an experiment a Japanese doctor performed using the water element.  He took two glasses and placed a crystal in each one, on one of the glass he wrote on a piece of paper the word Thank you and on the other You Fool the crystal inside the glass of water with the words thank you started to grow and the crystal in the glass of water with you fool did not, thus showing the powerful nature of water and how important it is to us.  We are 90% water in our body, so imagine if you thank yourself all the time and others, just imagine how we would all grow with a kind word.  When speaking of the various types of divination, magic and castings we do as a Shaman even a witch many in this day and age focus on the weather.  Myself personally I have had many people comment due to the high levels of heat how they were going to do weather magic to bring rain.  My advice always is no, when you are doing magic of this level you need to be aware that unless it is so severe that you need to consider beyond your own selfish needs, to take anything from another region is to ultimately cause harm of some kind.  While you may feel you need it, it may be needed more in another region.  This goes for any magic, you do not cast just to cast, you do not just invoke to invoke there has to be a reason when you call on the powers and forces of the Otherworld.  Magic is not a game but something true and real.

While I was reading The Path of the Shaman I was reminded of many things I have learned and was guided wisely with advise in the past, also being reminded of many journeys in which I have travelled to the Otherworld, the Underworld and the Upperworlds.  I have seen many things in my life and as a Witch but I needed a gentle reminder of a few things, it also guided me more in some specific research I have been doing which I will not speak of so much here.  What I am saying is that sometimes we need something and the Gods bring it to attention in many ways, a book, a kind word from another, a picture, a quote a journey or a sign in the mundane world that only a witch would notice.  Pay attention and you will be amazed.

This is an extraordinary book and one that ever Witch/witch should own and have as part of her/his library.

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Mercury Talisman; 2013 Sept 4

We are fortunate to have one of our favourite astrological talismans coming up in September, the Mercury Talisman.  Mercury is in exaltation now in his own sign, we always look for Mercury to manifest his energy into our lives, this particular talisman is for that of Good Will, Wit and Increased Memory something we can all use. This was calculated for San Juan, PR region, however, you can recalculate to your region and time-zone just by setting your information to your areas Sunrise time.

Talisman for Good Will, Wit and Increased Memory - 2013 4 Sept

Talisman for Good Will, Wit and Increased Memory – 2013 4 Sept

This talisman is calculated for Wednesday the 4th day of September 2013 at 07:05 or 7:05 am, Mercury hour on Mercury day he has a +11 in dignity he is in ruler, exalt and face.  Mercury is conjunct the Sun and the Moon is not afflicted.  Note:  This talisman has a small window for consecration you have from 7:05 am to finish it by 7:15 am.

The image is that of a man sitting upon a chair or riding a peacock having eagles feet and on his head a crest and in his left hand holding a cock or fire. Herb:  Marjoram, Parsley and Dill, there are many others but these are the base ones to use you may also use Basil. If you can get your hands on sheet metal you can use tin or silver, silver being if you have virgin silver.  You may also use the stone of Mercury Agate to engrave your images onto the night prior to consecration.  However, you may also use virgin bees-wax or parchment paper as well.

Draw the above image on the front of the talisman an the image of the Seal of Mercury his sigil and his intelligence on the back of the sigil.  If using parchment paper carry this talisman on you in school, when writing or studying, or when you are just wanting all together good energy around you, it is good will.  If on metal or stone wear it around your next on a string if you can otherwise just put it in a lavender mojo bag and place it in your purse or pocket on the left side (whenever you are out), remember it is in your pants so you do not wash it.

Mercury Talisman; Agrippa

Mercury Talisman; Agrippa

You will draw the following symbols on the back your talisman the Magic Square of Mercury and the sigil of Mercury underneath the Magic Square then you will draw his intelligence on the back side with along with the Seal of Mercury (I am attaching the image of the one Agrippa has in his book Three Books of Occult Philosophy for your benefit).  I am also including the magic square so you can see how it is to look.  The Mercury Magic Square adds up to 2080 the Hebrew letters that are used on talismans (just draw them with a true heart and their magic will manifest).

Remember to note you have two images to choose from when drawing or engraving, the first one is the best one to use as it is easier for most to understand

At the appropriate hour light your candle (Yellow for Mercury) and your incense for suffumigation of your talisman ready, you will invoke Mercury using his Orphic Hymn and while chanting his hymn you will suffumigate your talisman holding it over the smoke of the incense.  Once you have finished leave the candle burning until it has burned completely out on its own.  You will chant this hymn eight times as this is the number of Mercury.

The Orphic Hymn to Mercury

The Fumigation from Frankincense

Hermes, draw near, and to my pray’r incline, Angel of Jove, and Maia’s son divine; Prefect of contest, ruler of mankind, With heart almighty, and a prudent mind. Celestial messenger of various skill, Whose pow’rful arts could watchful Argus kill. With winged feet ’tis thine thro’ air to course,

O friend of man, and prophet of discourse; Great life-supporter, to rejoice is thine In arts gymnastic, and in fraud divine. With pow’r endu’d all language to explain, Of care the loos’ner, and the source of gain. Whose hand contains of blameless peace the rod, Corucian, blessed, profitable God. Of various speech, whose aid in works we find,

And in necessities to mortals kind. Dire weapon of the tongue, which men revere, Be present, Hermes, and thy suppliant hear; Assist my works, conclude my life with peace, Give graceful speech, and memory’s increase.

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Talisman of Regulas: 18 August 2013

Regulas Talisman

18 August 2013 06:28 am AST Calculated for San Juan, PR Note:  Estimated time is 44 minutes to complete this Talisman The hour is the hour of the Sun on the day of the Sun with Regulas in the rising at 29° Leo 38’ and the Sun applies to Regulas. RegulasTalisman In mediæval magic, Regulas rules the stone granite and the herbs of sallendine, mugwort, and mastic also you may use wormwood. The image is that of a lion, cat or an honourable person seated in a chair, you may also use the head of the lion or cat.  It makes the wearer temperate, gives favour and appeases wrath, dispels melancholy and brings success and happiness. On either a piece of parchment paper cut into a circular shape or that of a ring with that of a head of a lion, a piece of virgin bees-wax draw on the front the head of a lion and on the back draw the sigil of Regulas directly above the image draw the sigil of Leo, around the edges in Hebrew (if familiar with the language) from right to left Proverbs 4:8 or inscribe in English begin at the top and left to right; Proverbs 4:8 “Prize her highly, and she will exalt you; she will honour you if you embrace her.”   Image of Regulas to draw inside of circle on back of talisman below;  Just above this sigil draw the sigil of Leo; making sure to draw the image of the Lion on the front of your talisman and the sigil of Leo and Regulas on the Back of the talisman with Proverbs 4:8 around the sigils on the back in a circle. LeoImage Image12 At the hour prepare your incense and light your candle a yellow and purple candle are good to use, in the East facing as the Sun and Regulas rises, begin drawing your images and while drawing chant the following invocation until you have completed.  Place this in your wallet, on the desk where you pay your bills, or on the altar dedicated to the Sun while being sure to charge it weekly on Sunday in your daily rituals. Incense you use mugwort, wormwood, or Acabia mastic (a white powder) on a charcoal.  Be sure to suffumigate your talisman over the smoke of the incense when finished still chanting the invocation to the Sun.

Using the Invocation to the Sun

“Greetings O Life of the Universe and the Light of the World, answer my call and give me Radiance and Acceptance, O Sun I Call Thee by your Names; in Arabic SHAMS, in Persian MUHR, in Roman IYLYOOS, in Indian AARS and BRAA.  You are the Light and Glory of the World, the middle of all, whom greets the universe and all evil, the fixer and connecter, the highest in levels, the highest in places, I ask you to assist me with this king or all the kings of the earth or support with the state of rank or presidency and make me Radiant and Accepted as you are the Master and King of the Planets.  With you the world lights up and shines, I ask you the Controller of All to have mercy on me and my begging and submissiveness. (Picatrix The Goal of the Wise Vol II)

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The Old Religion & the Law of Attraction

By Ariana Clausen – Vélez

2013 July

“The Principles of Truth are Seven; he who knows these understandingly, possesses the Magic Key before whose touch all the Doors of the Temple fly open”  The Kybalion.

The Seven Hermetic Principles, upon which the entire Hermetic Philosophy is based, are as follows:  These principles are based on the Emerald Tablet and those things in which Thrice Greatest Hermes teaches.

I.        The Principle of Mentalism

II.        The Principle of Correspondence

III.        The Principle of Vibration

IV.        The Principle of Polarity

V.        The Principle of Rhythm

VI.        The Principle of Cause and Effect

  1. The Principle of Gender

The Emerald Tablet (Compiled from several early Latin and German versions)

  1. In truth, without deceit, certain, and most veritable.  (Principle of Mentalism)
  2. That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above, and that is Above corresponds to that which is Below, to accomplish the miracles of the One Thing. And just as all things have come from this One Thing, through the meditation of the One Mind, so do all created things originate from the One Thing, through Transformation.  (Principle of Correspondence)
  3. Its Father is the Sun; its mother the Moon.  The Wind carries it in its belly; its nurse is the Earth.  It is the origin of All, the consecration of the Universe; its inherent Strength is perfected, if it is turned into Earth.  (The Principle of Vibration)
  4. Separate the Earth from Fire, the Subtle from the Gross, gently and with great Ingenuity.  It rises from the Earth to heaven and descends again to Earth, thereby combining within Itself the powers of both the Above and the Below.  (Principle of Polarity)
  5. Thus will you obtain the Glory of the Whole Universe.  All Obscurity will be clear of you.  This is the greatest Force of all powers, because it overcomes every Subtle thing and penetrates every Solid thing.  (Principle of Rhythm)
  6. In this way was the Universe created.  From this come many wondrous Applications, because this is the Pattern.  (Principle of Cause and Effect)
  7. Therefore am I called Thrice Greatest Hermes, having all three parts of the wisdom of the Whole Universe.  Herein have I completely explained the Operation of the Sun.  (Principle of Gender)

So what does any of this have to do with the Craft, the Old Religion, Christianity, Druidism, Muslim or any religion and the Law of Attraction for that matter?  It has everything to do with it, it is the foundation of All.  It is the foundation of magic and all in which we manifest into our lives for the good or the bad.  It is the source to the All.  To understand how one you have to understand the other.  To begin the Law of Attraction is not a new thing, it is something that dates back to the beginning of humanity and the first incarnation of Hermes Trismegitus who was the author of the sacred texts Hermetic Corpus and was also known to the Egyptians as Thoth.  Both Thoth and Hermes were gods of writing and of magic in their respective cultures. Thus, the Greek god of interpretive communication was combined with the Egyptian god of wisdom as a patron of astrology and alchemy. In addition, both gods were psychopomps; guiding souls to the afterlife.  Hermes, Thoth, Mercury is the only God that can walk in both the underworld to guide those souls that have passed and the living world.  He is life and death, light and dark.

The Craft is known as the Old Religion it has been around as long as the beginning of humanity.  The Old Religion is not an easy path for anyone to follow, it comes with great sacrifice and solitary workings, it is however, the path in which focuses on the healing arts, astrology, alchemy and magic, which are the three main paths of a Hermetic teachings.  All leading to the Mystic Will, the Law of Attraction, Manifestation of those things we desire the most to have in our lives be it for the spiritual or the material for they are both connected you cannot have one without the other.  It is magic; it is of the mind of the All, One Mind created which is reached from the base of the One Thing.

However, to understand this you need to understand the Seven Hermetic Principles and how they work in our daily lives.  We all do magic, be it in our words, thoughts, feelings, deeds, actions and reactions it is all magic as it comes from the soul which is the heart.

When the Craft is taught and practiced correctly you will find all of these principles embodied not only in the magic but in how you find that deeper connection to self from within, it is used to find inner healing, too communicate with those entities in other dimensions and realms, to guide us to a greater understanding and knowledge of the All that is within us all.  The understanding of the stars and the planets in astrology, an understanding of the elements and how to transform them in alchemy and in that All magic exists, this is the Old Religion, the Craft of the Wise.  When we do our work we tap into our mental universe to manifest it into matter.

We will begin by looking at the first Principle or Rubric; “The Principle of Mentalism”.  “The All is Mind; The Universe is Mental.”  This Principle embodies the truth that “All is Mind.”  The mind creates everything and controls everything, it manifests from the subconscious to the conscious world whether you realise it or not, words do not matter in this case because when you think something for example you send out mentally that you are an amazing, beautiful, successful business man or woman you will materialise this into your life, this being the ride handed side which is of the material plane in where all things manifest into matter.  Also, on the other hand if you are full of self-doubt and feel you are the worth nothing, this will manifest into your life, you will always fail at what you set out to do, be it in love, career, life “The Mind is All”.  What you allow into it will manifest into your material world.

A quote from the Kybalion; “An understanding of this great Hermetic Principle of Mentalism enables the individual to readily grasp the laws of the Mental Universe, and to apply the same to his well-being and advancement.”

Within magic as well as the Law of Attraction we all whether we know it or not work with these principles, be it consciously or subconsciously, our mind is the one connection we have to the All, to everyone we are at some point of the same mind with, the same level or mental capabilities with and we draw to that energy and people, in that we are using the Law of Attraction to connect to those people who end up in our lives.  It is that of mind and hearts all truth.

We take a stone which is a natural object of the earth, some would call this an amulet, a found object, now when you sit down and hold it in your hands and close your eyes you are taking the time to mentally connect to this object, how it was created, where it came from, the energies it will have that you connect to, to manifest that which you seek in your life.  Let us say it is quartz, quartz is clear but within the family it has many colours, magical connections, healing connections, god and goddess connections, planetary connections, numerical vibrations and sounds that from the earth it has grown to carry within this small object that is literally of the earth.  It began as a base object nothing but dirt or solid black stone and over time, many millions of years as it connected to the Mental the All it begins to take form and create its’ own unique shape it manifests into something amazing and beautiful and from that we can mentally connect to the beginning of this object.  It starting out as nothing and ending up as something amazing and beautiful.  This is the Law of Attraction, this is magic this is what we do in the Craft, the Old Religion, and all paths that are of healing, light of both the dark and light for from the darkness light manifests and creates something amazing and enlightened, illuminated when we allow what we want from within to create in our spiritual and material world.

From the Gnostic Bible, chapter the Paraphrase of Shem; Darkness sees the Spirit & Darkness Ejaculates Mind into the Womb of Nature; “When the darkness stirred, the light of the spirit appeared to him.  When he saw it he was astonished.  He did not know that another power was above him.  And when he saw that his likeness was dark compared with the spirit, he felt hurt.  And in him pain lifted up, above the height of the members of darkness, his mind, which was the eye of bitterness of evil.  He caused his mind to take shape in a member of the portions of the spirit, thinking that, by staring down at his evil, he would be able to equal the spirit.  But he was not able, for he wanted to do an impossible thing, and it did not take place.  But in order that the mind of darkness, which is the eye of the bitterness of evil, might not be destroyed, since he was made partially similar, he arose and shone with a fiery light upon all of Hades, that the equality of the faultless light might become apparent.  For the spirit benefited from every form of darkness because he appeared in his majesty.

And the exalted, infinite light appeared, for he was very joyful.  He wished to reveal himself to the spirit.  And the likeness of the exalted light appeared to the unconceived spirit.  I appeared.  I am the son of the incorruptible, infinite light.  I appeared in the likeness of the spirit, for I am the ray of the Universal light.  And his appearance to me was in order that the mind of darkness might not remain in Hades.  For the darkness made himself like his mind in a portion of the members.  When I, O Shem, appeared in the likeness, so that the darkness might become dark to himself, according to the will of the majesty, and so that the darkness might become devoid of every aspect of the power that he possessed, the mind drew the chaotic fire, with which it was covered, form the midst of darkness and the water.  And from the darkness the water became a cloud, and from the cloud the womb took shape.  The chaotic fire, which was a deviation, went there.

“And when the darkness saw the womb, he became unchaste.  And when he had aroused the water, he rubbed the womb.  His mind dissolved down to the depths of nature.  It mingled with the power of the bitterness of darkness.  And the womb’s eye ruptured at the wickedness of the order that she might not again bring forth the mind.  For it was a seed of nature from the dark root.  And when nature had taken to herself the mind by means of the dark power, every likeness took shape in her.  And when the darkness had acquired the likeness of the mind, it resembled the spirit.  For nature rose up to expel it; she was powerless against it, since she did not have a form from darkness.  For she brought forth the cloud.  And the cloud shone.  A mind appeared in it like a frightful, harmful fire.  The mind collided against the unconceived spirit, since it possessed a likeness from him, in order that nature might become empty chaotic fire.

And immediately nature was divided into four parts.  They became clouds that varied in appearance.  They were hymen afterbirth, power, and water.  And the hymen and the afterbirth and the power were chaotic fires.  And the mind was drawn from the midst of the darkness and the water – since the mind was in the midst of nature and the dark power – in order that the harmful waters might not cling to it.  Because of this, nature was divided, according to my will, in order that the mind may return to its power, which the dark root, mixed with the mind, had taken from it.  And the dark root appeared in the womb.  At the division of nature the dark root separated from the dark power, which it possessed form the mind.  The mind went into the midst of the power – this was the middle region of nature.

It all comes from the same place, the Law of Attraction is this, magic is this, Old Religion is this, as is everything in which we create from our mental universe.

When it comes down to it we all do magic no matter what path we may follow it all comes from the same place.  Every principle is mentioned in the above paraphrases of Shem.  Shem is the son of Anu the Sumerian God who is the Father of all and from him all things manifest from base to illumination.

The ancient philosophers knew this, Akhenaton, Balinas, Empedocles, Paracelsus, Socrates, Aristotle, Bruno, Galileo, Copernus, Hypatia and many, many more (the first two being the reincarnated Thoth).  They knew that all was in the Mind and in the Universe and because of them we have the Law of Attraction as it is called today and it is used by Craft and everyone who truly understands what real magic is the mind and heart.

 

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